The Certified Forensic Examiners
1. This is an entry-level position usually as a Fraud Investigator or Audit Staff
2. They can be of any educational and professional background or experience like accountants, criminologists, fraud investigators, psychologists, nurses, computer analysts, law investigators, or law enforcers, just to name a few. To qualify as a candidate for Certified Forensic Examiner, the applicant must have two years' minimum work experience in forensic or fraud investigations.
3. A specific bachelor’s degree course is not required to apply for accreditation as a Certified Forensic Examiner administered by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE). For those who have not completed their bachelor’s degree, an equivalent number of years of experience as a fraud investigator or doing forensic work can be considered as substitute for the number of years lacking in academic completion. In addition, the applicant should be a member of the ACFE organization.
4. Acceptability of qualifications will be measured by a point system as the basis for determining if they are eligible to take the accreditation tests as Certified Forensic Examiners.
5. Potential for career advancements will depend on the completion of additional education and training that may be required by the employer.
Please proceed to the next page to learn about the career outlook in forensic accountancy as a profession.